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Eir has raised the prospect of an alternate proposal for the National Broadband Plan. File photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

Eir has rejected suggestions that its mooted €1 billion plan to deliver the objectives of the National Broadband Plan (NBP) was a form of “tactical in(...)

Fianna Fáil TD John McGuinness. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Good morning, and happy Valentine’s Day — the day the price of a bunch of roses rises by national children’s hospital proportions. Matters in Fianna (...)

Karen Bradley speaks during a press conference at the Grand Central Hotel after meeting  business leaders to discuss the draft Brexit deal.  Photograph:  David Young/PA Wire

Northern Secretary Karen Bradley has called on politicians to apply “cool heads” and support the draft Brexit deal in the UK’s “national interest”. M(...)

Neueda founder and managing director Brendan Monaghan: “We’ve been growing between 30 and 40 per cent for the last four or five years.”

Belfast-based IT company Neueda is to grow its workforce by 75 per cent over the next 2½ years with the creation of 165 new jobs. The privately-owned(...)

Augmented reality app: In a recent report, research firm Digi-Capital noted that, while virtual reality has tended to hog the headlines, mobile augmented reality is rapidly overtaking it in popularity and is likely to be the main driver of a combined market that is expected be worth up to $150 billion by 2020

A “disruption tsunami” is heading our way with augmented reality likely to become increasingly commonplace over the next few years in a move that will(...)

Vodafone Group chief executive Vittorio Colao. Europe accounted for two-thirds of Vodafone’s £37 billion total service revenue in the 12 months to the end of March. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Vodafone Group chief executive Vittorio Colao sees three or four pan-European telecoms giants emerging in the coming years as companies continue to e(...)

A newspaper dubbed a “national for the north” launched in the UK on Monday.

A newspaper dubbed a “national for the north” launched in the UK on Monday in the latest attempt by pub’lishers to find fresh ways to shore up falling(...)

With two weeks to go until the referendum, speculators have pushed up the cost of hedging to imply swings of as much as 24 per cent in the value of sterling. Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Sterling sank by 1 per cent to a seven-week low to the dollar yesterday as the cost of hedging against swings in its value around the June 23rd refere(...)

The Iseq declined 3.8 per cent between Tuesday and Friday evening. Photograph: Reuters

Joe Brennan Shares in the Irish companies most exposed to Brexit have been rattled in recent days as polls show mounting UK voter support for the cam(...)

Access to Eir’s broadband and fixed-line network remains a contentious issue amid allegations the former semi-State favours its own retail arm over rivals. Photograph:   Maxwells

Telecoms regulator ComReg has again come under fire for failing to take action against Eir for anti-competitive practices, which rivals have described(...)

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